Forged in 2011 by David Gonzales and Ramon Fermin, Ignition Duo has set out to marshal a new and vital repertoire for two guitars. As part of this goal, the duo has been working with composers to explore the sonic potential of the electric guitar as an unbounded instrument.
Recently, the duo wrapped up a collaboration with composers from UC Santa Barbara - Loxodroming III - which resulted in eight new pieces for two electric guitars.
The duo is currently working on a collaboration with the Guerrilla Composers Guild which will culminate in a concert of eight world premieres on 2/27/15 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.
Ignition Duo has performed full length recitals at the Corwin Chair Presents Series at UC Santa Barbara (2013, 2014), the Center for New Music in San Francisco (2015), and the Ventura County Classical Guitar Society (2012).
Other performance highlights include acclaimed appearances at San Francisco Music Day (2014), the Switchboard Music Festival (2013), and the Hot Air Music Festival (2014).
Ignition Duo will enter the Atomic Garden recording studio in the spring of 2015 to record their debut album, which is slated for a summer 2015 release.